• December 28 2018,  Everett

    City of Everett’s Holiday Assistance Program supports over 500 families

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to extend the City of Everett’s appreciation to local Everett businesses and residents for their generous donations in 2018 to the City’s Human Services Assistance Programs, which benefit Everett families in crisis. The City’s Holiday Program has remained strong – and Mayor DeMaria attributes that to Everett’s amazing business community and compassionate residents. “I would like to thank all of the businesses and residents who donated to our fundraising efforts this year,” stated Mayor DeMaria. “Whether you helped out with the holiday meals program, donated a gift card or a toy at Christmas, or sent a check to our Human Services Office in support of…

  • Everett,  November 16 2018

    City of Everett, community partners launch first-ever food plan

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Everett Community Growers (ECG) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are proud to jointly announce the Everett Community Food Assessment & Plan. The food plan represents the work, input and perspectives of a diversity of stakeholders involved in articulating a vision for the community’s food system, and it is meant to compel and guide action by municipal officials and staff, allied community organizations and their members, and all Everett residents for whom public health and equity is a priority. “Through both City programs and Everett Community Growers’ work, progress has been made to start community gardens and to promote healthy eating through the Wellness Center,” said…

  • Everett,  November 2 2018

    Everett looks to hire plow operators for snow season

       In order to be ready when the first snow falls this season, the City of Everett is looking to hire new plow operators. Plow operators will assist in cleanup efforts alongside Everett employees, coordinated by the city’s Highway Department. This partnership will allow the city to clear roadways more quickly and efficiently, as well as commuter and municipal lots that residents require for getting to work, shopping and other daily activities. Applicants must have their own plowing equipment. Equipment will not be provided by the city. Those interested should access the City of Everett’s website at http://www.cityofeverett.com/190/Municipal-Infrastructure or call 617-394-2330 for more details on how to receive an application.…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    City of Everett receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

       The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Everett by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    Everett to launch a “no bags” program to raise its recycling IQ

    The City of Everett is launching a program called the “Recycling IQ Kit” in September that will run for eight weeks through November. The goal of the program is to educate residents on what should go into the trash and what materials can be recycled. Mayor Carlo DeMaria stated, “Education is key to a successful recycling program. For instance, many people believe that plastic bags can and should go in the recycling bin. However, plastic bags are the number one contaminant because they become tangled in the recycling processing equipment and frequently shut down recycling operations for hours. Our ‘no bags’ campaign will save the city money and help the…

  • August 24 2018,  Everett

    Everett seeks proposals for major mixed-use development in downtown

    The City of Everett is seeking proposals from qualified master developers for a mixed-use project at the intersection of Broadway and Norwood Street in the heart of Everett Square. The city government has issued a request for proposals for the School Street Municipal Parking Lot. Acceptable uses of the property are as follows: a commercial/residential mixed-use development, a boutique hotel with a restaurant, a performance theater with an open plaza, or other combination of uses that enhance the existing character of Everett Square. Furthermore, prospective developers may work with adjacent private property owners to assemble a larger redevelopment parcel to accommodate their prospective developments. “We are eager to engage the…

  • Everett,  July 20 2018

    Everett Becomes First Local City to Speed Bus Commute with Raised Platforms

    Level-boarding pilot builds on dedicated bus lane, moves Everett closer to Gold Standard BRT   Tuesday morning, the City of Everett became the first city in Massachusetts to install elevated platforms that will make it easier for riders to board buses travelling through one of the busiest corridors in the city.  New platforms and ramps installed at two bus stops in Everett Square will enable bus riders with wheelchairs, strollers, or carts to board the bus faster, speeding up commutes for the 10,000 riders on Broadway, the city’s main thoroughfare into Boston. With level boarding and additional improvements to its bus stations and traffic signals, Everett is building on its…

  • Everett,  July 6 2018

    Everett Summer Food Kickoff

       The City of Everett kicked off summer vacation with free lunch at Glendale Park on Friday afternoon. Following their last day of school, Everett youngsters congregated at the park to enjoy lunch, music, dancing, costumed characters, face painting, and more. Within the first hour, 600 lunches were already handed out. The menu, which was catered by Emily’s Inc., included hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, watermelon and ice-cold water. The YMCA will provide free lunch to kids every weekday throughout the summer at various parks and recreational buildings in Everett. (Photos by Katy Rogers)

  • Everett,  June 8 2018

    City of Everett to host grand reopening of Swan Street Park on June 16

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to invite all residents to the Grand Reopening of the newly renovated Swan Street Park on Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. This project began in the spring of 2017 and is now a state-of-art facility that will make every resident proud. The renovation project included the playground, a splash pad, picnic tables, playing turf, and independent pedestrian lighting that illuminates areas of the park, such as the perimeter walkways. Swan Street Park is one of many parks and tot lots in Everett that has or will receive updates and renovations. Mayor DeMaria has continuously highlighted that keeping the community’s recreational areas and green spaces…

  • Everett,  May 11 2018

    City of Everett awarded Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment. GFOA has encouraged and recognized exemplary budgeting practices among governmental entities in the United States and Canada since 1984. GFOA Technical Services Center Acting Director Todd Buikema stated, “Congratulations to Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett for having satisfied the high standards of the program. We hope that your example will encourage others in their…